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Re: Should I Be Worried

Just re-reading above comments, whilst sitting and waiting to see my hematology specialist. Now that I know I have approx. 12% HCL (Hairy Cell Leukemia), and almono vitamin B-12 in my liver, thus causing or contributing to my platelets, red and white cells, being very low indeed. Does the lack of B-12 have any effect on ED?

I did my umpteenth blood test last Monday, will learn results in my current appointment.

Re: Should I Be Worried

Decent erections demand good blood flow and plenty of red blood cells. Vitamin B12 contributes to the development of red blood cells, so the fact that you have almost no (I think you meant) Vitamin B12 in your liver suggests a connection between the two! You may be offered a blood transfusion.

OC in England

Re: Should I Be Worried

Old Codger Thanks for your reply.

I'm guessing the lack of blood cells has affected the brain cells too! How I didn't put 2+2 together, I don't know. Pretty obvious now.

Anyway, all relevent RBC/WBC counts and platelets are down again over the previous month. The B-12 counts are up from 214 to 890, insufficient for the hematology specialist to be impressed, this appointment for a bone marrow test being set up in a couple of weeks. Not looking forward to that procedure.